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Svein Mathisen
Personal information
Full name Svein Erling Mathisen
Date of birth (1952-09-30)30 September 1952
Place of birth Sauda, Norway
Date of death 27 January 2011(2011-01-27) (aged 58)
Place of death Kristiansand, Norway
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
IK Start
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1989 IK Start 327 (106)
1978 Hibernian 2 (0)
National team
1975–1984 Norway 25 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Svein Erling "Matta" Mathisen (30 September 1952 – 27 January 2011) was a footballer from Norway. With the exception of a short spell with Scottish club Hibernian in 1978, "Matta" played for IK Start throughout his career, where he won the Norwegian league title in 1978 and 1980. Mathisen was capped 25 times for Norway, scoring twice, but many claim that he never reached his full potential for the national team.

Playing attacking midfielder or striker, Mathisen was a creative player popular among the fans in Kristiansand, although there was a widespread feeling that he maybe paid too little attention to defensive play. In total he played 327 top-tier league matches, and scored 106 goals. Both numbers are club records, and when he retired in 1989 he also held the domestic "matches played" record. It has later been beaten by Ola By Rise, Roar Strand, Christer Basma, Erik Hoftun and Bjørn Johansen.

In 2010, Mathisen was diagnosed with stomach cancer, and began treatment for it, but he continued to play football and appear on television. In an interview with Verdens Gang, Mathisen said the sickness had taught him to love the little things in life, and that he was optimistic about his recovery.[1]

Svein Mathisen died in his sleep from cancer in the early hours of 27 January 2011, nearly six months after being diagnosed. His last public appearance had been at a local football tournament just a few days prior. Several football personalites expressed grief over his death, and his old club IK Start cancelled all activities for the day.[2]

Mathisen's son Jesper is also a footballer, who plays as a central defender or defensive midfielder for IK Start. He is also a former under-21 international for Norway.

References[edit]

  • Jeffrey, Jim (2005). The Men Who Made Hibernian F.C. since 1946. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-3091-2. 

External links[edit]


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VG

VG
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:53:54 -0800

Hedrer død fotballpappa: Lille Svein Mathisen kom til verden i natt. Jesper til VG: – Han der oppe fortjener det. SKREV BOK: Jesper Mathisen skrev bok om faren på tampen av 2011. Her er han avbildet i forbindelse med lanseringen. Foto: Petter Emil ...

Fædrelandsvennen

Fædrelandsvennen
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 03:07:30 -0700

Svein Mathisen mente at det måtte være svært enkelt å sette ny verdensrekord i sleggekast. Det var bare å ta med seg en slegge opp på toppen av Galdhøpiggen. Noen mener kanskje at jeg tar litt av nå, men etter uavgjort mot Molde er det på sin plass å ...
 
Aftenposten
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 23:30:00 -0800

Jesper Mathisen og samboer Trine Mjåland blir foreldre for første gang i februar. FOTO: Kjartan Bjelland, Fædrelandsvennen. 8. I januar er det fem år siden Svein Mathisen døde. Nå håper Jesper Mathisen at han kan få det samme, unike forholdet til sin ...
 
Business Wire (press release)
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 23:00:00 -0700

The Nomination Committee has proposed re-election of the Board members Per Olof Wallström, Per-Anders Abrahamsson, Marianne Dicander Alexandersson, Martin Jonsson, Svein Mathisen, Per Sandberg, Fredrik Tiberg and Kerstin Valinder Strinnholm.

VG Nett

VG Nett
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:08:36 -0800

... - Dette er veldig trist, han er en legende i klubben. Selvsagt går mine tanker til familien, men jeg må innrømme at jeg kjenner det godt på kroppen både som venn og som Start-leder, sier Starts styreleder Erik Geelmuyden til VG Nett. Han forteller ...

TV 2

TV 2
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 13:08:21 -0700

Men diagnosen kunne imidlertid vært stilt på et langt tidligere tidspunkt. Allerede i oktober 2009 viste røntgenbilder tatt ved Røntgensenteret i Kristiansand at Svein Mathisen hadde flere kreftsvulster i magen. Dette overså to forskjellige leger, og ...
 
NRK
Fri, 04 Feb 2011 03:12:11 -0800

... sin siste hilsen, sa Geelmuyden. – At du er gått i garderoben for godt, at jeg aldri skal møte smilet og latteren din igjen er komplett umulig å innse, eller mest av alt godta, sa Pedersen, som også fremførte en egenskrevet sang om livet med Svein ...

VG Nett

VG Nett
Thu, 23 Sep 2010 10:01:58 -0700

START-LEGENDE: Svein Mathisen i aksjon for Start mot VIF i 1983. Foto: Østigård, VG. Han forteller henrykt om sjøørreten på 4,6 kilo han tok foran en Start-kamp i vår. Han hadde fiskestang i hendene også da han fikk beskjeden om at «dyret jeg har følt ...
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